Wednesday, April 16, 2008

025.3 Cataloging "Day" at Conference

I wore my cataloger's hat all day pre-conference Tuesday. All-in-all it was a pretty good day (ok, quit rolling your eyes) although a bit intense at times.

I attended the official pre-conference event on RDA & FRBR. It was not as scary s I thought it might be. In a nutshell, nothing is changes will be made that we need to be concerned about any time soon.

There IS some vocabulary that we all need to learn and be comfortable with. A little tease for now is Work - Expression - Manifestation - Item. There are other words we need to learn as well, but these are the beginning. I will explain them later. RDA (Resource Description & Access) is replacing AACR2...but not tomorrow! So no worries right now.

There are some websites and other information I will share later. I had several great conversations with some phenomenal librarians who also happen to spend a lot of their day cataloging...and got to spend time with one of the first (and one of my favorite) bloggers that I started to follow as well. That was a special treat. Thanks David!

But time is pressing for me to move on to today's activities...a Web 2.0 day...o, boy should be fun.
so I will flesh out the RDA experience later.

More later!

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